Woman on the FenceWynston Edun
Acrylic and oil paint on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
48 " h x 36 " w x 1.5 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
A seated figure looks off to the right, unaware of the viewer. Wynston says this piece is about the anonymity of thought and making choices. His recent works have focused more on the process of creating, especially through the tactile connection of painting directly with oil pigment sticks over an acrylic underpainting.
Wynston Edun was born in Nigeria and emigrated to the United States in 1987 after receiving his degree in Fine Arts from the University of Benin. He constructs semi-abstract figures with spontaneous bursts of color and impulsive mark making, using both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Wynston’s inspiration derives from human behaviors and characteristics which he depicts by layering color and texture with palette knives, brushes, and natural sponges. Inspired by the narrative figurative style of traditional African art, Wynston’s influences include artists of the African modernist genre who combine traditional and contemporary aesthetics to convey emotion.